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Police Officer Kristian Willhight | Burns Flat Police Department, Oklahoma Burns Flat Police Department, Oklahoma

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Kristian Willhight

Burns Flat Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 1/23/2014

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Deceased

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Police Officer Kristian Willhight and Undersheriff Brian Beck were killed when their patrol cars collided during a vehicle pursuit in Washita County.

Undersheriff Beck had gone to a man's home to serve several felony warrants when the subject fled in his truck. Undersheriff Beck began to pursue the subject and called for backup.

The pursuit lasted for 31 minutes and ended when the subject crashed. Officer Willhight was responding to assist in the pursuit when the two patrol cars collided near Dill City, approximately 3-1/2 miles from where the subject crashed. The subject was also killed.

Officer Willhight is survived by his 4-year-old daughter.

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Undersheriff Brian Beck
Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Kristian was killed.

To the Wilhight family, fellow officers, and all who call Kristian beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Wilhight gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 23, 2014

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
March 8, 2014

 

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